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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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Did Postage to Mail DVD Mailer Go Way Up

Anyone in the U.S. mailing DVDs in white cardboard mailers get a new quote on postage? Seems like it might have more than doubled, but I'm not sure.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:02 AM   #2
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Call me crazy, but I'm sure if you call the 1800 postal service, they would tell you if and when it went up in price.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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Postage went up. It's not only based on weight but size of the envelope as well as thickness can impact price. Instead of using a scale you now need a 3D scanner! Sheesh!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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Maybe if you use the new Starwars mailer, the force will save you some money.. Ok someone had to make that joke.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:59 AM   #5
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New rates

Your "mailer" is now considered a "package."

New rates:
1st oz. envelope .41
1st oz. large envelope .80
1st oz. package 1.13

each add'l ounce is .17
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:36 AM   #6
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I used to pay $1.63 for 1st class postage of a DVD in a cardboard mailer--I'm curious what it will be now also.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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Charles - Correct me if I'm wrong but that cardboard mailer was $.63 before. At least that's what I was paying.

Now, I'm told it's $1.13 - because (I love this part) there's not 3-inches of flex.

I'm curious how this affects NetFlix and Blockbuster?
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Paul,

I stopped using the mailers a while ago. Instead I use a brown envelope. A single dvd in amray case fits it nicely and since the dvd case is pretty stout I haven't had a damage complaint yet. 1st class charge $1.38.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:36 AM   #9
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Normally, $1.38 wouldn't be a deal killer, but I have a volume project that used to mail for .63 each and now the cost has more than doubled. Trying to find a cheaper method.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:49 PM   #10
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I use these
http://www.meritline.com/dvd-mailers.html

But I have not used Stamps.com since before the price increase last week.
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